For this second edition, it is in Rennes station that the founder of the “Giant Dictation” Rachid Santaki will host 5 sessions on April 5, with the complicity of his “surprise” guests. Musical interludes are also offered on the piano in the station.
Wednesday April 5 at 11 a.m., 1 p.m., 2 p.m., 3 p.m. and 4 p.m.
Rennes station Level 1, arrivals hall
Free and without reservation
Lovers of words, spelling enthusiasts but also school children, students, passers-by or travelers in transit are invited to take part in this exercise and discover a selection of texts whose common denominator is none other than… their link with Brittany! The territorial anchoring of the dictated writings is thus intended to create a resonance between the cultural economy of the region and the visitors to Rennes station.
For almost ten years, Rachid Santaki, writer and screenwriter takes dictation “out of school” to decline it in incredible places and make it a popular and “grandiose” exercise. The novelist has already read more than 500 texts in prisons, urban districts, at the Stade de France, but also on social networks and on France Culture, in a weekly meeting until the summer of 2022 and in podcasts available on the radio’s website and the Radio France application.
Subsidiary of SNCF Réseau, SNCF Stations & Connections is the station specialist, from design to operation, including the marketing of spaces. With its 3,000 French stations, it is committed to its 10 million passengers and daily visitors to constantly improve the quality of operation, invent new services and modernize its assets. Born from the conviction that stations are places of life in their own right, it enriches these “urban villages” in order to contribute to the dissemination of culture to all audiences. Each year, more than 250 exhibitions, interventions and artistic events are thus tailor-made for stations throughout France in partnership with the largest institutions.
Destination Rennes is a Local Public Company whose shareholders are Rennes Métropole and the City of Rennes. The SPL’s mission is to develop the attractiveness and influence of the Rennes metropolis in the sectors of leisure tourism, professional meetings and events, through the “Destination Rennes” brand. SPL Destination Rennes also operates and manages the Couvent des Jacobins, the Rennes Métropole convention center and the Metropolitan Tourist Office.
Located a few steps from Rennes train station, The Free Fields are a cultural establishment made up of a museum, a library, a center for scientific and technical culture, exhibition and meeting spaces. Founded on the ambition to give the widest possible access to culture and knowledge, Les Champs Libres welcomes more than a million people each year around a free cultural program and the presentation of numerous exhibitions (photography , scientific subjects, history of Brittany and Breton society, etc.). A place of life accessible to all, they have made the words of Victor Hugo their motto: “knowing, thinking, dreaming, it’s all there”.